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How to play Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed - how to catch a ghost, use a trap, level up your character and equipment


How to play Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed - how to catch a ghost, use a trap, level up your character and equipment

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a game based on the iconic Ghostbusters franchise from the creators of Friday the 13th: The Game, in which you can take on the role of both the Hunter and the Ghost. Today we will tell you what tools hunters have, and how to quickly find portals and catch ghosts.

How to play Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. Rules of the game

Players are divided into two teams - four Hunters oppose one Ghost. To win, a hunter squad must first catch the ghost three times (or destroy three portals), then start hunting again. If you first get rid of all the portals, the ghost will not be able to return after the next capture.

By default, portals are placed in antiques (artifacts). It can be a small human bust or an old clock. But it should be borne in mind that the ghost can interact with similar objects, and move and hide them in other objects.

To search for anomalies (portals and a ghost), the PKE sensor is used, which we described in detail below. Not always the source of the anomaly means that you have attacked the trail of a portal or a ghost. Some objects captured by the opponent may emit a false impulse. Portals also emit a barely audible characteristic sound. If you play with headphones, then this sound will be a good guide.

The enemy will try in every possible way to capture the entire building and activate the timer. At the top of the screen, you can observe the capture scale (from 0% to 100%). When the object is completely subdued, the portals will disappear, and the hunters will have to catch the ghost in the allotted time.

What tools do Ghostbusters have? How to use the trap

Particle Emitter

The Particle Emitter is the main weapon of the Ghostbusters. Releases a stream of ions when activated. Particles directed at the ghost create a lasso that holds the enemy for some time.

It is worth noting that after creating the lasso, the ghost will begin to break out. Teammates can activate additional arcana and hold back the enemy while you create a new flow of energy or open a trap.

Best upgrades:

  1. Center Block: Pulse Whip.
  2. Nozzle: Extinguisher.
  3. Handle Grooved handles.
  4. Side component: Ionic switch.
  5. Upper attachment: Small PCE monitor.

Proton Pack

The backpack is connected directly to the particle emitter. With prolonged use of the device, the backpack overheats. You can cool it by pressing the appropriate key (on the PC, the "R" button ).

The ghost may try to break the proton pack. If this happens, you will be left without a main weapon for some time. To restart the device, hold the attack button (on the PC, the "LMB" key ).

Best upgrades:
  1. Injector booster: Energy separator.
  2. Generator: Flow regulator.
  3. Cyclotron: Cryogenic separator.
PQ sensor

A small portable radar with which you will detect paranormal activity. We wrote above that the ghost has the right to capture objects, which, in turn, can create false activities. Use the External Controller upgrade to block such activities.

Best upgrades:

  • Antennas: Purified selenium.
  • Handle Synthetic sheath.
  • Nozzle: External controller.
Ghost trap

The Particle Emitter and Proton Pack are useless if you have nowhere to place the Ghost. Every hunter has a trap, but the stock version has a lot of flaws.

The first negative is the presence of a pedal. After you throw the trap on the floor, you need to open it. To do this, you need to go to the pedal and press the appropriate key (on the PC, the button "RMB" ).

The first negative is the presence of a pedal. After you throw the trap on the floor, you need to open it. To do this, you need to go to the pedal and press the appropriate key (on the PC, the button "RMB" ).

The main disadvantage is that you cannot hold the ghost in the lasso and throw the trap at the same time. It is necessary that one of the comrades place this trap. That is why you have to constantly work in a team.

Best upgrades:

  1. Internal mechanism: Compressor.
  2. Battery: LI-POL battery.
  3. Hull: Remote trap.
  4. Pedal: Acceleration module.

Additional devices

The tools in this section cannot be improved, but you can choose one of them for the task.

  1. PPV - is a portable cable system with which you can cling to special points and quickly climb to the upper floors.
  2. Ionizers - devices attached to the floor or walls, after which they begin to spread a cloud of particles. If a ghost falls into such a cloud, it slows down a lot.
  3. Radar Disk - allows you to detect a ghost in range and emits a characteristic signal.
  4. Ecto-glasses - with the help of this device you will be able to observe in which object your opponent is hiding.

How to catch a ghost. Portal search

First of all, we recommend looking for portals. To do this, the squad members must be distributed on the map using the PKE sensor. When one of the hunters finds a portal, stop searching and go to his aid.

The fact is that if only one member of the team destroys the portal, a ghost can attack him. He will quickly disable the hunter's equipment, take the portal and hide, after which he will hide it in another object.

If there are several hunters near the found portal at once, it is more difficult for the ghost to steal the item. Also, pay attention to the emerging cracks in the portals. Aim at a special icon to deal increased damage.

How to prevent a quick takeover of a building. Why comfort people

People support

At all levels, there are a number of people who will be frightened at the sight of paranormal activity. Frightened to death, residents will leave the building. For each fugitive, the ghost will receive +5% to the capture of the building.

At the beginning of the game, one of the squad members must take care of supporting people. So you can temporarily protect them from fear: a blue icon is installed above such characters, in the upper left corner of which there is a shield icon. It will be difficult for the ghost to scare such people, and he will most likely just walk by.

To do this, approach any character and hold down the interaction key (on the PC, the "F" button ). Do not release the key so that the circle begins to fill. Here you will also see four markers - two blue and two green. Click LMB on the blue marker to get +25% defense. Activating the button on the green marker will give 50% protection.

Don't let the ghost take over individual rooms

As the subjugation of various objects by the ghost will also occur, the capture of individual rooms. If most of the items in the room are captured by the slime, after a while, the overall percentage of obedience will be greatly increased. Try to prevent this: drive the ghost away so that it is difficult for him to appropriate items.

How to protect yourself from a ghost and get rid of slime

The ghost can use several types of attacks, and will also definitely try to break the player's proton pack. It is almost impossible to defend against the last attack - the ghost sneaks up from behind and breaks the device.

Since all opponent's attacks have a cooldown, after each hit you must press the "C" button on the PC to clear the slime from the jumpsuit. Thus, it will be difficult for the ghost to knock you down.

At the bottom of the screen, a slime-filling bar is displayed. When it reaches it's maximum, the player will fall to their knees. Hold down the "C" key to remove the slime and climb up. You can also help a downed teammate. To do this, go to him and hold down "F".

At the moment, there is a bug on the PC version of the game: after the fall, a hint is displayed on the hero's screen indicating the "F" key. Ignore the inscription, because the only way to get rid of the mucus is with the "C" button.

How to trap a ghost

If all the portals are destroyed, it's time to start catching the ghost. At this point, the timer that we talked about earlier will start. The hunters are given some time to find and catch the ghost.

We recommend spreading around the map and using a detector to detect an opponent. This way, even if the ghost manages to escape you, a nearby player will be able to catch it and create a lasso, which will also allow you to hold the enemy for a few seconds.

Don't forget to use the secondary feature of the detector. When you hold down the LMB key, the device releases a stream of energy that stuns the ghost. This will also slow him down.

One of the squad members must throw the trap and open it. Direct the beam of the emitter with the lasso to it. Once the ghost is within range of the trap, in most cases it will not be able to get out of it, although this is also possible. In any case, always be ready.

How to quickly level up a Hunter and equipment

How to quickly level up equipment

To increase the level of equipment, you just need to use one or another tool. For example, the ghost trap is the hardest to level up, as it only levels up when you catch a ghost. Other than that, it's easy enough to use the equipment.

How to quickly level up your account (Hunter)

To quickly level up your account, follow various steps.

Catch the ghosts

Capturing a ghost is accompanied by additional actions: creating arcana, stunning, holding the enemy, and others. For each of them, you will receive additional experience.

Calm people down

The more frightened characters on the map you calm down, the higher the reward will be. We advise you not to ignore this possibility.

Collect Spores

When a ghost captures various objects, spores, fungi and mold can appear next to them. They come in a variety of colors. Be sure to collect them all. In addition to the standard reward in your hideout, you can also receive additional experience.

Climb up to the second floor and inspect the shelf for spores, fungi, and mold. Here you will see a scale divided into five stages. For each of them, you will receive from 5,000 to 20,000 XP.

Complete daily and weekly challenges

When searching for a game, you can track the currently available challenges. For each daily quest, the player will receive 5,000 XP, and completing weekly quests will earn you 25,000 XP.

Thus, if you complete all the tasks, you can easily get 60,000 experiences within a week.

Complete contracts

On the first floor of the fire station, examine the table under the stairs. Click "Part-time work" and choose the contract that suits you.

Each contract is divided into three trials. Complete them all to get a large amount of experience and seriously upgrade your account level.